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Boomerang to Air President’s Day Marathon on February 20

by on February 15, 2006

On Monday, February 20, Cartoon Network’s Boomerang will present a nine-hour marathon (9:00am – 6:00pm, ET) entitled TOONS IN TIGHTS, a showcase of favorite cartoon characters in episodes depicting their super and perhaps not-so-super heroes. Stars such as Fred Flintstone, George Jetson, Daffy Duck, Dexter, Quick Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, and Scooby-Doo will each be featured alongside their superhero alter-egos in tribute to President’s Day.

Among the President’s Day Lineup:

* Dexter’s Laboratory — A squat, bespectacled, neurotic kid genius with a pouf of bright red hair creates fantastic inventions in his huge bedroom laboratory despite the pesky intolerance of his big sister, Dee Dee. The series also features “Dial M for Monkey,” about a superpowered, crime-fighting primate who sets out to save the world when Dexter isn’t looking. Episodes to include “Star Spangled Side-Kicks,” “Techno Turtle,” “World’s Greatest Mom” and “Hunger Strikes.”

* Quick Draw McGraw — Law and order are the name of the game as U.S. Marshall Quick Draw McGraw and his Mexican burro sidekick, Baba Looey, corral cutthroats and other villains in untypical cowboy-hero fashion. Often striding into catastrophe, Quick Draw dons a costume to become the notorious crime fighter El Kabong, a klutzy takeoff of the Zorro television series. Episodes to include “El Kabong Meets El Kazing.”

* Magilla Gorilla — The anxious, bewildered owner of Mr. Peebles Pet Shop in Los Angeles makes futile bids to sell or even give away his permanent animal resident, an amiable and fun-loving gorilla named Magilla, who by nature stumbles into all sorts of fantastic and unbelievable incidents. Episodes to include “The Purple Mask” and “Super Blooper Heroes.”

* The Flintstones — The familiar phrase “Yabba-Dabba-Do!” was the signature call of blowhard caveman and father, Fred Flintstone, who lived in the prehistoric town of Bedrock. Whenever he tangled with his next-door pal, half-witted practical joker Barney Rubble, normal modern Stone Age situations always ran amuck. Episodes to include “Super Stone.”

* The Jetsons — The futuristic Jetson family lives far above the clouds in the high-tech world of the 21st Century, complete with flying cars, fold-away furniture and robots to cook, clean and walk the family dog. George Jetson is an employee of Spacely Space Age Sprockets; Jane is his lovely, practical wife; Judy, his teeny-bopping daughter; Elroy, his inventive young son; Astro, his “rrrralking” dog; and Rosie, the family maid. Episodes to include “Elroy’s Pal.”

* Duck Dodgers — Duck Dodgers (Daffy Duck) is a hapless soul who was accidentally frozen inside a spacecraft in the 21st century and thawed out 351 years later. Through his scheming and lies, Dodgers has convinced the Earth’s Galactic Protectorate that he is a hero from the 21st century. He has been given a starship, the Sisyphus, and a crew including an adoring and eager young Space Cadet (Porky Pig) who is blind to the faults of his captain. Together they form a “galactic force” that must team up against Earth’s major foe, Mars, and its Martian Commander X-2 (played by Marvin the Martian). Episodes to include “A Lame Duck Mind.”

* The Yogi Bear Show — Shrewd Yogi (smarter than the average bear”) and his shy sidekick, Boo-Boo, embark on madcap adventures of picnic basket stealing and other benign mischief that causes trouble for vacationers in Jellystone Park. Only the ever-watchful Ranger Smith is on to Yogi’s shenanigans, rarely fooled by clever disguises or wide-eyed pleas of innocence. Episodes to include “Batty Bear.”

Additionally in February, Boomerang tips its hat to this week’s #1 film at the box-office with a “Character of the Month” showing of the classic cartoon program The Pink Panther on Saturday, February 18 and 25, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ET). Among the animated Pink Panther offerings, Boomerang will select from more than 90 fully re-mastered, classic theatrical shorts produced from 1964 – 1977 — including the Oscar-winning “The Pink Phink”– as well as 84 animated episodes produced for television sporadically from 1978 – 1995.

[Source: Cartoon Network]

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